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The Transfagarasan - best road in the world

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While I wait for my flight to start boarding to go home, I thought I'd post up some pictures of the Transfagarasan, aka, the best road in the world, as rated by top gear:

 

First, my rental, a 2010 Seat Leon 5 speed with a craptastic 85 hp 1.4L N/A engine. Hey, still better than the 2004 60hp fiat pinto the rental company had. Still, with me and 1 other person in the car, driving the Transfagarasan was a blast, I HIGHLY recommend you visit it if you ever find yourself in romania. Sadly, only 1/2 the Transfagarasan was open, due to unplowed snow on the other side of the mountain. You can still access the route the TGUK guys drove during off season months (whole road is open July - Nov)

 

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I'll upload some more if anyone is interested.

Kinda sucks trying to upload from mobile

 

 

 

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If you will ever come back here to Romania, I highly recommend you to also drive on TransAlpina. In my opinnion it's far more beautiful and wild.

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Funny part is, I actually slept at a hotel right across the entrance to the transalpina (forgot the name), but it was closed sadly. Hopefully I'll be back in 2017, but I'll go to Timisoara instead of oradea

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Was about time you post some pics, drove that ROAD back in 1988 in vacation, such a blast!!! Post as much as you can man and THANKS for sharing !!!

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How strictly are road rules enforced in Romania? Whats the chance of driving aggressively on those roads and getting hassled by the police?

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They are pretty strict, but I don't really think there's any policeman in that area :) But it's not the police you should worry there, but potholes and sudden ending of the asphalt :D

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How strictly are road rules enforced in Romania? Whats the chance of driving aggressively on those roads and getting hassled by the police?

Get a Trabant that runs on kerosene,  push'it to the limit and you're never get in trouble! There is not whatsoever any small piece of guard rail, in some area just piled up stones! No idea of the asphalt conditions as today, when sunny and dry is a blast on every inch of the road (including potholes ).

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How strictly are road rules enforced in Romania? Whats the chance of driving aggressively on those roads and getting hassled by the police?

​when i went in 2011, it was pretty relaxed, got pulled over twice, got two warnings. now when i went, i got hit by radar going 130 kmh in a 110, and got a pissy cop who instantly backed up when i showed him my US drivers license. I would just worry about the crappy roads between villages in the north. The roads in southern romania are 10x better

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I'll worry more about going off road if you push the limit and end up on the side of the mountain.

​lol, the curves basically U turns, unless you have 235 or wider tires you cant hit them faster than 30 mph. the road is only "offically" open between july and november, me and several other cars drove around the barrier that basically said, "you are driving at your own risk past this point, if you crash, nobody will come to save you"

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If you will ever come back here to Romania, I highly recommend you to also drive on TransAlpina. In my opinnion it's far more beautiful and wild.

​cred ca o sa vin in 2016 sau 2017, cind sa casatoreste varu meu :D

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Yeah, that's what a friend told me, you're sort of untouchable with a US driver's licence, but that doesn't mean you won't rot on the mountain side if you go over the cliff :D

Super, tinem legatura ! Casa de piatra de pe acum !

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We all speak English here. Why not just type in English so everyone can read what you are saying?

 

I mean, I get it. You can speak Romanian. :rolleyes:

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